Stone sculpture depicting a Vimana, flying machines in ancient India (1200 b.c.), Many Sanskrit epics, which were written in India more than two millennia ago, contain references to mythical flying machines called vimanas. Pointing to similarities between descriptions of vimanas and reports by people who claim to have seen UFOs, ancient alien theorists have suggested that astronauts from other planets visited India during ancient times.
What is the present social life for people? It is nothing but dramatic and artificial! It is not that the ancient sages in India were incapable of making such reforms and inventions as are now made by the modern scientists which push the world down into a deep valley of misery. They were quite competent to make such discoveries, but the reason they didn’t is that they fully knew it would lead to the total destruction of peace, happiness and tranquility. They were convinced that such discoveries would produce endless misery and worldwide anxiety. The natural peace and joy enjoyed by the world before the times of modern civilisation has now completely disappeared. People today cannot even imagine that peace and joy is even possible. In those days, Supreme peace reigned and people lived simply with very few wants. A whole family was easily maintained by the slight labour of just one member, and people merrily enjoyed the natural resources provided by nature. But today can anyone say that these modern discoveries have installed happiness? Nowadays, the majority of people in the world are inwardly drowned in misery and have to struggle enormously just to maintain the bare necessities, so much so that one day without work means fasting. Many cannot afford to keep a house and lie in the streets like vagabonds on account of their incapacity to provide for their families. They can’t even provide enough for themselves, let alone a whole family. Under these circumstances, how can there be true love, fraternity and universal brotherhood? This is all just hypocrisy! - SIDDHARAMESHWAR MAHARAJ, ” Perfection of Material Science “
"For some time it has been established that there is a very high rate of birth defects and cancer in the area under construction. The levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators’ gauges that the Indian government has now cordoned off the region. Scientists have unearthed an ancient city where evidence shows an atomic blast dating back thousands of years, from 8,000 to 12,000 years, destroyed most of the buildings and probably a half-million people. One researcher estimates that the nuclear bomb used was about the size of the ones dropped on Japan in 1945. Where did the technology come from to build such a destructive weapon? The Mahabharata clearly describes a catastrophic blast that rocked the continent."
Quote: ”A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe…An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor…it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race.
The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.”
King et al. make measurements they suggest are a signature of conscious state in awake but noncommunicating patients. I pass on the summary, abstract, and one of their figures (and, the first graphic, thanks to Jean-Rémi King, who offers the unedited PDF of the article here):
Highlights • Theories of consciousness link conscious access to global information integration • 181 EEG recordings were acquired, including 143 from VS and MCS patients • Information sharing across current sources was estimated with a new measure • The results suggest that unconscious patients have lower global information sharing
Neuronal theories of conscious access tentatively relate conscious perception to the integration and global broadcasting of information across distant cortical and thalamic areas. Experiments contrasting visible and invisible stimuli support this view and suggest that global neuronal communication may be detectable using scalp electroencephalography (EEG). However, whether global information sharing across brain areas also provides a specific signature of conscious state in awake but noncommunicating patients remains an active topic of research. We designed a novel measure termed “weighted symbolic mutual information” (wSMI) and applied it to 181 high-density EEG recordings of awake patients recovering from coma and diagnosed in various states of consciousness. The results demonstrate that this measure of information sharing systematically increases with consciousness state, particularly across distant sites. This effect sharply distinguishes patients in vegetative state (VS), minimally conscious state (MCS), and conscious state (CS) and is observed regardless of etiology and delay since insult. The present findings support distributed theories of conscious processing and open up the possibility of an automatic detection of conscious states, which may be particularly important for the diagnosis of awake but noncommunicating patients.
Figure - wSMI Increases with Consciousness, Primarily over Centroposterior Regions(A) The median wSMI that each EEG channel shares with all other channels is depicted for each state of consciousness.(B) 120 pairs formed by 16 clusters of EEG channels are depicted as 3D arcs whose height is proportional to the Euclidian distance separating the two clusters. Line color and thickness are proportional to the mean wSMI shared by the corresponding cluster pair.
NYC based photographer. Always using my D600 to capture the momentary feeling that I need to get them out of my chest. I shoot a big variety of stuff: street, portraiture, animal, landscape, etc. I’d like to be connected with other photographers and enthusiasts out there.
Digital photography is a perfect marriage of ideas (coming up with interesting subject of matter and composition), gadget (using a DSLR) and editing (using an advanced software). It’s perfect for me because:
1 - Did oil painting and always wanted to try other outlets
2 - Seem to enjoy the gadgets like iPhone 5, Nikon D600, friends’ electronic toys
Sickness is an occupational hazard. I am constantly exposed to patients with transmissible illness and likewise they are exposed to me as a vector. Children are one of the easiest patient groups to contract illnesses from. Parents would know. I am fairly certain I picked up something from someone while working in the emergency paediatrics.